When is the best time to do a photoshoot in Austria?
This is a rather difficult question since I cannot pick a favourite time. I honestly believe we can photograph anytime of the year and also during grey skies and dull weather. And actually writing just now makes me remember that one of my best photoshoots was actually an engagement session during the rain and I was not able to postpone the shot, it had to be done on that date and it came out gorgeous!
But there are a few factors I’d like you to particularly consider:
- What would you like to be wearing in your photos? If you take your photos in the spring or summer you will likely be dressed in clothing that is a bit more, well, summery. Typically brighter colours and more casual. If you have your photos taken during autumn or winter you will be wearing more layers, have more rich and bold colours, and may even need to wear a coat. So, think about the aesthetic you prefer.
Consider the start time. Remember how long the days are in the summer. For the best light we try and schedule our shots an hour before sunset. In the summer this can mean that your session may not start until around 7:30pm. Now don’t worry, we can do sessions in the morning too if you have kiddos that can’t handle a late start time. In the autumn the start time is late afternoon, sometimes as early as 3:30pm which can be difficult for weekday sessions when you have to consider work schedules.
Think about the type of location you would like your photos taken at in relation to the time of year. For example, autumn brings beautiful colour so a park like the Schonbrunn in Vienna or Laxenburg park in Lower Austria will be a perfect location because of the lovely yellows and red colours. Summer sunsets in the mountains like in Salzburg or in Innsbruck are gorgeous and the mountains can be quite cold during the autumn and winter. During spring and at the beginning of summer, one of my favourite destinations to photograph is the Volksgarten in Vienna. It is absolutely gorgeous with all the roses in full bloom. But I also know some other rose gardens outside of Vienna, off the beaten path, less touristy and equally beautiful!
If you are still trying to figure out what type of location you would like your session at, you can see an article I wrote about locations in Vienna here
And if you want a family or destination photographer who will take the most beautiful memories during your stay in Vienna, do let me know! I'll love to photograph your family.